Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Whether you are creating a simple swing for your children at home or looking in to the much more complex issue of a school or preschool playground, there is a wonderful range of interchangeable swing and play components available from Auckland company Swings and Things. In a recent playground design we did for Omakau and Districts Playcentre in Ophir, Central Otago, we used simple wooden post structures to hang the swings from. This gives the children and teachers choices as to what fun they are having as the components are easily changed. Do be aware that there is now a playground standard (NZS5828:2004) which requires careful thought as to safe fall areas, heights, surfacing and a number of other issues, so be sure to use a designer or landsape architect that is familiar with the standard.